Chris Lochhead is almost always interesting -- and amusing. In an insightful interview with the flamboyant chief marketing officer of Mercury Interactive, Chris Jablonski gets some forward-looking perspectives on the three layers of IT that must be managed as we turn it into a business driver as opposed to a mere mechanism of support.
Service technology -- from SOA to cloud to IT service management -- promises many "-ilities": greater agility, flexibility, and reusability. Joe McKendrick explores the challenges and opportunities with service orientation, and how to capitalize on these emerging computing philosophies.
Joe McKendrick is an author, consultant and speaker specializing in trends and developments shaping the technology industry.
That's one of the questions answered within Peter Flynn's excellent FAQ site, covering on everything you always wanted to know about eXtensible Markup Language. A good read on the fundamentals.
The Webcast I was going to deliver along with Gartner's L. Frank Kenney has been rescheduled from tomorrow to Tuesday, June 21.
Call it the circle of IT life. Web services was designed with external e-business in mind, but became an internal integration strategy.
Question: When does a Web service become a bona fide enterprise service? Answer: When it's deployed and available for reuse across two or more business units.
Momentum’s Jeff Schneider called it the "Blog Oriented Architecture." Now, ComputerWorld's Patrick Thibodeau writes this piece on the rise of vendor-based blogging.
Web services and SOA serve many purposes, but integration of applications and data is the far and away the main appeal to implementing the specs and standards. I have the privilege of joining Gartner's L.
Over at Between the Lines, Dan Farber offers some insight on BEA's new go-to-market strategy. Code-named Project Free Flow, the company's approach is "basically a service infrastructure grid that allows composite applications and services to be composed that are abstracted from the underlying systems and technology.
The most interesting path in Forrester's six path SOA framework (see previous post) is the one that leads to "core business flexibility." As analyst Randy Heffner explains, this path "identifies places where business change is slowed by application delivery schedules and restructures processes, message flows, data structures and application integration paths to enable faster application change.
Earlier this month, analysts and speakers at Forrester's GigaWorld conference offered some leading thinking on opportunities ahead in the world of SOA. Forrester analyst Randy Heffner made the case that "business drives architecture" in this new era and "you need vision to guide the evolution of SOA.